ACS Omega Call for Papers
Virtual Special Issue: Phytochemistry

Aims & Scope

Epidemiological studies indicate that consumption of foods rich in phytochemicals, including vitamins, polyphenols, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, organic acids, phytosterols, and bioactive peptides, may play positive roles in preventing certain diseases, such as those associated with aging, inflammation, arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Due to their significant effects on human health, phytochemicals have become one of the most attractive topics for researchers in recent years.

This Virtual Special Issue aims to provide a platform for the scientific community to present their high-quality research in phytochemistry. Relevant topics on phytochemicals will be considered, including their content and bioavailability in different matrices, changes during processing and encapsulation, and their relationship with gut microbiota and human health.

We invite Articles, Mini-Reviews, Reviews, or Perspectives on all topics relating to phytochemicals, including (but not limited to):

  • Effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on phytochemicals
  • Characterization of phytochemicals
  • Novel extraction techniques for phytochemicals
  • Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phytochemicals
  • Changes in phytochemicals during processing
  • Bioactive-health and bioactive-gut microbiota relationship
  • Encapsulation of phytochemicals
  • Effect of food matrix on the content and bioavailability of phytochemicals
  • Phytochemicals obtained from food wastes
We welcome submissions for this Virtual Special Issue through 31 July 2023. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed to ensure they fit the scope and meet the high scientific publishing standards of ACS Omega prior to acceptance. 

If your paper is accepted, your work will be highlighted as a significant contribution to this growing field of exploration. As ACS Omega is a fully open access journal, your paper will be available to anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

Accepted publications will go online as soon as possible after acceptance and be published in the next available issue. In the Fall of 2023, the publications on this topic will be gathered into a virtual special issue on a dedicated webpage and be promoted as a collection.

If you have any general questions regarding submission to this Virtual Special Issue, please contact Professor Esra Çapanoğlu Güven.

Article Processing Charges apply for publication in this fully open access journal. Please see our website for more information on Open Access Pricing, our ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy, and ACS Read + Publish agreements.
How to submit

To submit for this Virtual Special Issue:

Please see our Author Guidelines for more information on submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2023.
About the Virtual Special Issue Editor
Prof. Esra Çapanoğlu is a Professor at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Food Engineering Department in Turkey. Prof. Çapanoğlu obtained her Ph.D. in 2008 at ITU and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University in Germany for two years. During her Ph.D., she worked in the laboratories of Plant Research International in the Netherlands for six months and at the IPK Leibniz Institute, Gatersleben, Germany, for another six months with a DAAD scholarship.

Prof. Çapanoğlu's research focuses on antioxidants and phenolic compounds in foods and their in vitro bioaccessibility and bioavailability. She also studies the effects of processing, encapsulation, and the matrix on these bioactives.

Prof. Çapanoğlu has published two books, 30 chapters, and more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has taken part in several international (EU 6th Frame, EU 7th Frame, COST, Joint Research Projects, etc.) and national projects (TUBITAK, TAGEM, ISTKA, etc.).

She currently serves as an Associate Editor at ACS Omega and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the Journal of Berry Research, and the Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, among others. Prof. Çapanoğlu was featured as a Clarivate “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2019 and 2022. She was also highlighted among the top 2% of scientists worldwide in the main “Food Science” subfield discipline according to the list created by Stanford University for the last three years (2020-2022). In July 2022, Prof. Çapanoğlu received the Georg Forster Prize from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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